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AUCTION NEWS

Cigars, cars and a villa: Maradona auction offers fans 'souvenirs' of late star

December 18, 2021 10:55 am

Maradona died on November 25 last year at the age of 60 due to cardiac arrest, after suffering several health problems and having previously undergone cranial surgery.

'Harry Potter' first edition sells for smashing $471,000

December 10, 2021 1:02 pm

"Not only is it the most expensive Harry Potter book ever sold, it’s the most expensive commercially published 20th-century work of fiction ever sold," Heritage Auctions Executive Vice President Joe Maddalena said in a statement

Charles Dickens letter brings Victorian dinner drama to life

December 05, 2021 9:25 pm

The letter is expected to fetch 4,000-6,000 pounds ($5,300-$8,000) at Christie's Valuable Books & Manuscripts sale on Dec. 15.

Karl Lagerfeld's fingerless gloves to go under hammer

December 02, 2021 3:48 pm

The collection of belongings, being auctioned by Sotheby's, has items from his personal wardrobe and the furniture, accessories and art which decorated his many homes.

High-end handbags go up for auction in London

November 20, 2021 3:59 pm

Released this year in limited numbers, the bag has a price estimate of 80,000 pounds - 100,000 pounds ($107,832- $134,790)

Smuggled Romanov royal jewels net nearly $900,000: Sotheby's

November 11, 2021 1:40 pm

The buyer, bidding by telephone, chose to remain anonymous, Sotheby's spokesperson Hanae Rebelo said.

Taíno people want to stop Christie’s sale of artifacts

November 10, 2021 9:57 pm

On its website, Christie’s highlights some works made of “manatee bone, shell and terra-cotta, layered with symbolically-charged iconography,” and states that “the works speak to the creativity of the Taíno.”

From penny post to $8 million as world's first stamp heads for auction

October 27, 2021 12:57 pm

The adhesive stamp, which features a profile of Queen Victoria, is attached to a document dated April 10, 1840, from the archive of British postal service reformer Robert Wallace, a Scottish politician.

Bejeweled Mughal-era glasses expected to fetch up to $3.5 million at auction

October 26, 2021 9:31 am

The glasses were commissioned by an unknown 17th century prince, auction house Sotheby's said, with the precious stone lenses believed to boost spiritual enlightenment.

Remains of 'Big John', largest known triceratops, fetch nearly $8 mln

October 22, 2021 5:09 pm

The first piece of bone from the supersized skeleton - the skull alone is 2.62 meters long and two meters wide - was found in 2014.

AUCTION PHOTOS

Indian auction house explores NFT-based sales; check out the works here

January 11, 2022 12:19 pm

The auction will present a total of 70 lots including 35 Gouache’s by Gobardhan Ash from the 1950s, and 35 contemporary NFTs based on his work

Record-breaking moments: Paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh in the top 10 most expensive artworks auctioned in 2015

December 30, 2015 12:49 am

As the year comes to an end, we take a look at the past 12 months and the 10 most expensive works of art sold at auctions.

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